|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
“The illustrations provide just the right amount of bashful cuteness to make the reader empathize with the pandas and cheer for their success. Readers who are shy themselves will appreciate the pace at which the story unfolds, and will take heart that mustering up the courage to talk is an act of bravery.” ―Booklist Online
“Pandas make adorable stand-ins for little children, as Varley’s friendly watercolor illustrations attest. Sweet tonic for skittish young listeners.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Panda stories are much sought after and this sweet one will help fill the gap.” —BayViews
School Library Journal
“This sweet story could give a gentle push to shy youngsters.” —School Library Journal
Author: Julia Jarman
Born talking—allegedly—Julia Jarman loved telling stories from an early age. She loved reading them too, and read every kids' book in the local library. Julia became a teacher of English and Drama, got married, had three kids and started writing for them. She has never stopped, and has books for everyone from tots to teens and in betweens.
Illustrator: Susan Varley
Susan Varley is a prize-winning artist whose best-selling Badger's Parting Gifts is one of the most enduring picture books of all time. She lives with her husband and daughter in Staffordshire, UK.